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Cover Up Story

(1971)
(The first book in the Perkins & Tate series)
A novel by

 
 
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In this rollicking mystery, Douglas Perkins of the London public relations firm Perkins & Tate must keep his major clientan American country singerhappy so that his company can stay solvent. It is no easy task. Black Bart is a tyrant whose sexual appetite for young girls has forced him to flee the U.S. His troupe includes Lou-Ann Cooney, the ''comedy star,'' and Maw Cooney, the ultimate stage mother; the Cousins, a group of unsavory musicians; Uncle No'ccount; Crystal Harper, Black Bart's sister; and Sam Marcowitz, ''a man who could give wallpaper lessons on fading unobtrusively into the background,'' road manager and brother of Perkins & Tate's financial backer. When Maw Cooney is hurt in a dubious accident, then dies after exclaiming ''The bastard pushed me!'' Perkins is suspicious and apprehensive: He may know who the ''bastard'' is. Perkins and his partner Gerry Tate try unsuccessfully to keep the peace within Black Bart's group, but everyone seems determined to stir up more trouble. Babson ( Reel Murder , Untimely Guest ) has a coolly amused, ironic voice. Though her characters are not fully realized, and the villain is obvious, their antics are reason enough to enjoy this fast-paced mystery.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Marian Babson's Cover Up Story

Hardback Editions

August 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Cover-up Story (Lythway Nightingale Large Print Books)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-7451-1395-8 / 978-0-7451-1395-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cover-Up Story: A Mystery
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-312-02180-1 / 978-0-312-02180-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cover-Up Story
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-00-231124-0 / 978-0-00-231124-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins [for the] Crime Club
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cover-Up Story (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-312-98822-2 / 978-0-312-98822-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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October 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cover-Up Story (A Bantam Crime Line Book)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-553-29330-3 / 978-0-553-29330-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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May 1991 : USA Paperback

Title: Cover-up Story (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 0-8161-4926-7 / 978-0-8161-4926-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Cover-Up Story (The Perkins & Tate Mysteries)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-72132-888-2 / 978-1-72132-888-8
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Cover-Up Story (Perkins & Tate Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-5046-6826-X / 978-1-5046-6826-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Cover-Up Story Lib/E (Perkins & Tate Mysteries)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-5046-6824-3 / 978-1-5046-6824-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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November 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Cover-Up Story (Perkins & Tate Mysteries, Book 1)
Author(s): Marian Babson
ISBN: 1-5046-6825-1 / 978-1-5046-6825-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Cover-Up Story: The Perkins & Tate Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


October 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Cover-Up Story: The Perkins & Tate Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cover-Up Story: The Perkins & Tate Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cover-Up Story: The Perkins & Tate Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cover-Up Story (The Perkins & Tate Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Marian Babson
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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